PowerLinks 11.30.15
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PowerLinks 11.30.15

A Definition of Christian Charity
Cecil Bohanon, Indiana Policy Review

Kwang Jin Kim was born to a middle-class family in North Korea. In his book “Under the Same Sky” he gives a first-hand account of his family’s fall to destitution during the North Korean famine in the late 1990’s. Forced to sell all it had to get enough to eat, the family eventually splits up as they moved from relative to relative in a desperate attempt to survive.

Why George Washington Thought the Practice of Gratitude Was Essential for the American Character
Arthur Milikh, The Daily Signal

Our two greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, respectively thought Thanksgiving sufficiently important to initiate its national celebration and to later revive this tradition.

Poll Watch: Democrats, Even Clinton Supporters, Warm to Socialism
Giovanni Russonello, New York Times

Fifty-six percent of those Democratic primary voters questioned said they felt positive about socialism as a governing philosophy, versus 29 percent who took a negative view.

A Review of “Thinking Biblically About Business Ethics”
Andrew Spencer, TGC

One challenge in developing a biblical business ethic for the 21st century is that the marketplace has changed since the books of the Bible were written. There are principles and analogies that can be brought forward, but the cultural distance is significant.

Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).